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Hey, /diy/. Anyone here have experience making fish tanks/terrariums for animals?
I was wondering, how difficult is acrylic to work with? I've been wanting to upgrade my gecko's home (not pic related, got that off google but it's close to what I'd like to build) She's been in a dinky little 10 gallon for a long time now, and someday I'd like to get her a friend to live with. Can't do that in a tank that is barely enough for her!.
Basically, is acrylic a beginner friendly material to work with? I don't want to make anything fancy, just something the size of a 20 gallon long aquarium. No fancy trimmings, just an acrylic box, maybe with a side door like in those ready made terrariums.
And before anyone asks, I have looked on craig's list. They didn't have anything close to what I'm looking for, and petshops are pretty much non-existent in my area. believe me, I've tried looking for one already made before thinking about building one myself.
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I have an aluminium plaque that I need to clear the oxidation and paint from. The paint is corrosion resistant. So far we've tried white spirits, nail polish remover, and some regular paint/varnish stripper. White spirits did nothing, the nail polish remover seemed to soften the paint but it's not very good. We're currently in the process of trying the stripper, but it doesn't seem to help much either. Has anyone got any recommendations for a)stripping the paint from the nooks and crannies of the etching on the front, and b)removing the aluminium oxide buildup?